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January 2, 2019

Fitness Plus January formula for the gym!

It is no doubt that we all take some time off from the gym over Christmas and New Year and enjoy the festive period (yes, even us avid gym go-ers have too!). We will all consume more food than normal and drink lots of alcohol. Then, lo and behold, January comes; we feel crap and are ready to get bac...

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March 12, 2018

Do I need to be doing cardio for fat loss?

All too often you’ll see people joining a gym because they want to lose weight. So typically, what do they do? They do 20 minutes on the treadmill, 20 minutes on the cross-trainer and 10 minutes on the bike. First of all, we need to understand why cardio is used in weight...

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August 24, 2017

Is fasted cardio going to help me?

Over the years fasted cardio has been believed to be one of the many hot topics as it is believed that doing cardio first thing in the morning "burns more fat" due to food being absent so the body gets its energy from the existing fat... The truth behind fasted cardio is it is more down to lifestyl...

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August 24, 2017

How you should structure your training

For quite a while, if you spoke to experienced gym "go-ers" they would tell you that split training is the best way to get results. So what is split training? Split training is basically where you assign a certain day for a certain body part.

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August 24, 2017

The ultimate fat burning exercise

If you were hoping to read this and find some magic exercise to help you lose a stone then you'll be disappointed. What you will find however is the truth about what exercises are more beneficial. First of all we need to look at big muscle groups. The biggest muscle groups in our bodies are legs, f...

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August 24, 2017

The secrets behind juicing diets

When the New Year hits unfortunately many people (mainly women) resort to quick "diets" to help lose the excess weight gained over the festive period. The problem with this is that people don't see the bigger picture, juicing diets are misleading and often unsafe for the individual. Without naming ...

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August 24, 2017

Which form of cardio is optimal for me?

A question often asked to us is, "what type of cardio should I do?" This is very dependant on what type of cardio you WANT to do. 400 Calories on the treadmill, is identical to 400 Calories on the Bike, cross trainer, rower etc. -
 Now admittedly there are different forms of cardio mainly HIIT (Hi...

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August 24, 2017

Focusing on things you dislike is more beneficial for you

We all have routines in the gym that we like. however, the routines/exercises that we don't like we typically avoid. A prime example of this is leg day! Most guys in the gym will avoid leg day as it isn't the same as getting a pump when training chest. A way around this could be adding on a couple ...

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August 24, 2017

Lifting heavy vs Lifting correctly

In order to build muscle we have to lift weights. Theres no doubt about it. However, where most people fall short is lifting too heavy. This can be down to a number of reasons...

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August 24, 2017

Why women should lift weights

When women join the gym or ask for a programme, the most common phrase we hear is "I don't want to look big and muscly like a man". However they always follow this up with, "but I want better shoulders, a nice toned back and good arms, with a perky bum". -
 When we use the phrase "tone" we are ess...

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August 24, 2017

How to fix that back pain

The posterior chain is a set of muscles built up from the Bicep Femoris, Semitendinosus, Semimembranosus (Hamstrings) the Gluteals, including Maximus, Minimus and Medius and the Erector Spinae (lower back).

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August 24, 2017

What to eat pre and post workout and why its important

We get asked all the time what is best to eat pre workout and post workout. The simple answer is it all depends on what time of day your working out and what you can manage to fit in before hand. Some people train late evening which means they can afford to eat before the gym but sometimes skip a m...

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